“Texas born and New York based drummer Ryan Sawyer bring his versatile talents to the Option series where he’ll present a set of solo music. Following this, he’ll discuss his history and creative work with Ken Vandermark.” -tim daisy/Option curator
Ryan Sawyer grew up in Texas, where he joined At The Drive In and played on the band’s first album. A long time resident of New York, Ryan has honed a style at the convergence of punk and jazz. His collaborators have included Thurston Moore, TV On The Radio, Boredoms, Zeena Parkins, Charles Gayle, and Gang Gang Dance. Ryan talks to Joe about self doubt, relevancy, his computer programmer parents, and witnessing Sheila E. in first grade.